Procurement and Supply Chain Manager

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National Breweries Plc is Zambia’s leading producer and distributor Of Traditional African beer. The Company offers opportunities for all to learn, develop and grow, whilst offering challenging career opportunities for lateral or vertical advancement.

We are therefore inviting applications to fill the following vacant position in Lusaka: Procurement and Supply Chain Manager x 1

Contract: Permanent

Reporting to the Finance Director, the chosen candidates will mainly be responsible for the following:-

To manage the sourcing of quality products at an optimal price from approved suppliers and to ensure compliance with defined systems, processes and procedures relating to the procurement and sourcing of goods and services as advised from time to time.


  • Development of a sound Procurement Policy for National Breweries Plc (NB), and ensure the policy is kept up-to-date and is adhered to.
  • Ensure that all purchasing is centralized within the Supply Chain Management Department to ensure cost savings are realized for the company
  • Consolidate purchasing to optimize expenses.
  • Ensure that the Company’s Vendor and Tender committees are in place, their mandates are clearly spelt out and operational.
  • Develop and maintain standard Request for Quotations and Invitation to Tenders documents exist
  • Analysis and ranking of quotations and tenders from the supplier using value-for-money considerations
  • Ensures Benchmarking excises occur every year to look for the best supplier, quality, service and price combinations
  • Ensures that suitable suppliers for company’s requirements in terms of capacity, capability, pricing, quality and reliability are identified in order to establish preferred suppliers
  • Ensures that supplier evaluations for financial sound-ness, technical competence, legal and  environmental compliance are conducted every year. These include Supplier Audits through the Supplier Partnership Programme (SPP) and Audit protocols.
  • Conducts supplier visits to assessment for supply continuity and address any and all supply issues.
  • Ensures clarity, completeness and sufficiency of purchase order details to ensure proper supply of companys requirements.
  • Ensures that company standard terms of trade are transmitted to suppliers and adhered to.
  • Ensures that all communication of purchase orders, due dates to suppliers is transmitted timorously and delivery dates and ETAS are communicated to internal customers timorously
  • Ensure that adequate specifications for materials & services to be bought from third party suppliers are developed.
  • Ensures development of standard list of materials to be bought as stocked and non-stocked items and devise suitable codification and nomenclature for such.
  • Develop standard Contract and Service Level Agreement documents which can be used in developing all contracts and SLAS within the business
  • Assists the supply chain Director in all contract price negotiations.

This job is particularly suitable for candidates who meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Full Grade 12 Certificate with Six (6) Credits.
  • Business Degree or Degree in Purchasing and Supply
  • At least 5 years’ experience in purchasing supply management environment with 2 – 3 years experience at managerial level
  • Well Established negotiation skills at senior level
  • Ability to work with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong numerical skills & analytical mind
  • Computer literate added advantage
  • Extremely vigilant and Innovative


Interested and eligible persons should forward their applications, qualifications and CV’s no later than Friday, 16th January 2018 to: Email address:

Only shortlisted candidates who meet the requirements will be communicated to.

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